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  • When the Facts Changeby Tony Judt; Jennifer Homans

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 29.95

    In an age in which the lack of independent public intellectuals has often been sorely lamented, the historian Tony Judt played a rare and valuable role, bringing together history and current events, Europe and America, what was and what is with what should be. In When the Facts Change , Tony Judt?s widow and fellow historian Jennifer Homans has assembled... more...

  • History and Utopiaby E. M. Cioran; Richard Howard; Eugene Thacker

    Arcade Publishing 2015; US$ 14.95

    ?Only a monster can allow himself the luxury of seeing things as they are,? writes E. M. Cioran, the Romanian-born philosopher who has rightly been compared to Samuel Beckett. In History and Utopia , Cioran the monster writes of politics in its broadest sense, of history, and of the utopian dream. His views are, to say the least, provocative. In... more...

  • Sometimes an Artby Bernard Bailyn

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 28.00

    Sometimes an Art: Nine Essays on History : ?Engaging . . . Mr. Bailyn?s scholarship reveals a colonial world that is hard to see in buildings and other physical artifacts. Among much else, he captures the early fragility of the British Atlantic along with its emerging identities. Bringing such a world into focus on its own terms?and presenting it... more...

  • A Kentucky Samplerby Lowell H. Harrison; Nelson L. Dawson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The Filson Club History Quarterly , first published in 1926, has long enjoyed a reputation as one of the nation's finest regional historical journals. Over the years it has published excellent essays on virtually every aspect of Kentucky history. Gathered together here for the first time are twenty-eight selections, chosen from the first fifty years... more...

  • Three American Frontiersby Thomas D. Clark; Holman Hamilton

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The casual and the serious of American history -- fiddlers, yarn spinners, and riverboat gamblers, politicians, educators, and social reformers -- have all concerned Thomas D. Clark, celebrated historian of the Western frontier and the changing South. Three American Frontiers , a volume of his selected writings, draws from works produced throughout... more...

  • Regimes of Historicityby François Hartog; Saskia Brown

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    François Hartog explores crucial moments of change in society?s “regimes of historicity? or its way of relating to the past, present, and future. Inspired by Arendt, Koselleck, and Ricoeur, Hartog analyzes a broad range of texts, positioning the The Odyssey as a work on the threshold of a historical consciousness and then contrasting it against an... more...

  • Fallen Leavesby Will Durant

    Simon & Schuster 2014; Not Available

    The final and most personal work from Pulitzer Prize?winning author and historian Will Durant?discovered thirty-two years after his death?is a message of insight for everyone who has sought meaning in life or the council of a wise friend in navigating life?s journey. From 1968 to 1978, Will Durant made four public allusions to the existence of Fallen... more...

  • Fallen Leavesby Will Durant

    Simon & Schuster 2014; Not Available

    The final and most personal work from Pulitzer Prize?winning author and historian Will Durant?discovered thirty-two years after his death?is a message of insight for everyone who has sought meaning in life or the council of a wise friend in navigating life?s journey. From 1968 to 1978, Will Durant made four public allusions to the existence of Fallen... more...

  • Fallen Leavesby Will Durant

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 25.00

    The final and most personal work from Pulitzer Prize?winning author and historian Will Durant?discovered thirty-two years after his death?is a message of insight for everyone who has sought meaning in life or the council of a wise friend in navigating life?s journey. From 1968 to 1978, Will Durant made four public allusions to the existence of Fallen... more...

  • Founding Visionsby Lance Banning; Todd Estes; Gordon S. Wood

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 45.00

    Lance Banning was one of the most distinguished historians of his generation. His first book, The Jeffersonian Persuasion: Evolution of a Party Ideology , was a groundbreaking study of the ideas and principles that influenced political conflict in the early American Republic. His revisionist masterpiece, The Sacred Fire of Liberty: James Madison... more...